Veterans' Affairs

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Last-Minute New York City Voters' Guide

    We know you've been busy. Don't worry -- we've got your TLDR (too late, didn't research) voting guide right here. Click through for more information on any candidate or issue. But first, find your polling place.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Tish James Wins Public Advocate and Scott Stringer Is Your New Comptroller, New York

    Tish James Public Advocate Victory In another not very surprising race, City Councilmember Leticia "Tish" James has handily won the Public Advocate seat, edging out her opponents from the Green Party, the Libertarians, the War Veterans, the Freedom Party, the Conservative Party, and the Socialist W ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2013

    The Many Sacrifices of Captain Van Thach

    Trained as a lawyer, he joined the infantry after 9/11 to "engage the enemy face to face." As told to Jonathan Wei

  • Voice Choices

    September 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Live: The Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards Roll Back To The '70s

    43rd Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Awards Marriott Marquis Thursday, June 14 Better than: Disco roller derby. If you closed your eyes and listened to the parade of songs and familiar voices emanating from the Marriott Marquis' luminary-packed sixth-floor ballroom last night, you might have tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Iraq and Afghanistan War Vets Facer Higher Unemployment: Survey

    Members of the armed services who have come home face substantially higher unemployment rates than the government claims, an Iraq and Afghanistan advocacy group claims. And 37 percent of veterans surveyed say they know a fellow vet who committed suicide following deployment. The report comes from I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    Mayor Bloomberg On Meet The Press: Economy, Guns And Parades

    Mayor Bloomberg appeared on a Super Bowl-themed Meet The Press segment this morning, and sounded off on topics like increasing taxes for the wealthy, his Mayors Against Illegal Guns Super Bowl ad and the potential for an Iraq War veterans' parade in the city. Paired with Indiana Governor Mitch Danie ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 25, 2012


    Soldiers reflect on wars in 
Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Voice Choices

    November 23, 2011


    Stephen Colbert blows up Jersey

  • Voice Choices

    January 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Dan Choi Taking Time Off for Exhaustion

    ​Anyone who has followed the effort to repeal Don't Ask, Don't tell will have noticed someone prominent missing from the debate over the past couple weeks: Lt. Dan Choi. As the attempt to end the law before the Republicans take over congress has sputtered along, Choi has been missing in action ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2010
  • News

    April 8, 2009

    From Camp to Campus

    The new GI Bill promises to help more veterans afford college degrees—if anyone can figure out how it works

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    F.T.A., Hanoi Jane Are Back

    Ever since its brief theatrical run in 1972, F.T.A. (coming soon to the IFC in a restored archival print) has almost never been seen. The documentary recorded the vaudeville antics of Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, among other actors, who toured military towns around the U.S. and overseas to offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Richard Leck, 1933-2008

    The Voice mourns the loss of Richard Leck, a longtime East Village habitue who passed away of heart disease on Dec. 19. Leck, 75, was one of that disappearing class of people who make the neighborhood more colorful and more interesting than the yuppie scum who invade this sacred ground and drive up ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2008

    Vets Vs. McCain

    The hypocrisy of the war hero

  • Theater

    September 23, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    August 27, 2008


    A new comedy about two injured American soldiers

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Tabloid Exclusives on David Paterson and Dick Cheney

    What's that in the air? Is it "nostalgia" for the bad old days? The New York Post reports that we're headed for the "worst [budget] cri$is since 1970s." You know it's bad because the paper could only afford one dollar-sign "S" for the front page. The "Exclusive" news the Post has is that Gov. Paters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    Heavy Metal for Soldiers' Heavy Mentals

    In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, there was no shortage of protest songs that sought to steer the nation off a post-9/11 collision course with a country that had nothing to do with the attack. The Beastie Boys, Cat Power, Thurston Moore, John Mellencamp, R.E.M. and Zach De La Rocha were among t ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2007

    Raising Roberto (Again)

    A devastating brain injury in Iraq leaves soldier Roberto Reyes with a support system of one—his mother

  • News

    August 8, 2006

    Waiting for Reinforcements

    The fighting won't end: Gearing up for another wave of homeless vets

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2006

    March Organizers Say 350K

    Organizers of today's peace march are saying they had 350,000 in the streets, and who's to say otherwise? We called the NYPD on a lark, knowing they haven't done these estimates in about ten years. "We haven't done crowd estimates for 10 years," the guy who picked up said. What can be said definite ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2005
  • News

    March 15, 2005

    Your Guide to a Weekend of Resistance

    On the second anniversary of Shock and Awe, the anti-war movement wants you

  • News

    October 15, 2002

    Hell Is a Real Place

    Zimbabwe: Anyone in America Give a Damn?